January Wrap-up

I feel like I keep saying this, but this was my best month ever!

Anyone else feel like January lasted six months? It felt so LONG! I read the most books I’ve ever read—16 books—but it was also my most successful month, in terms of star ratings. I just love the characters so much and it just really got to me when reading. I brought back my TBR jars and got into some backlist titles that turned out extremely well.

Physical:

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (re-read) – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Map From Here to There by Emery Lord – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Revolution of Birdie Randolph by Brandy Colbert – ♥♥♥♥♥
If I’m Being Honest by Emily Wibberley and Austin Siegemund-Broka – ♥♥♥♥♥
One of Us is Next by Karen M. McManus – ♥♥♥♥♥
Call It What You Want by Brigid Kemmerer – ♥♥♥♥♥
Wintergirls by Laurie Halse Anderson – ♥♥♥♥♥
Josh and Hazel’s Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren – ♥♥♥♥.5
Letting Go of Gravity by Meg Leder – ♥♥♥♥♥

I’ve got stars in my eyes!!! I don’t usually read my new releases right away but One of Us is Next and The Map From Here to There were two of my most anticipated reads of the entire year and they did not disappoint. I ended up crying for more than half of Emery Lord’s sequel to The Start of Me and You. i just love the characters so much—I read it one of afternoon. I could scream and shout about so many of these five star reads, but the one that I couldn’t stop thinking about was Letting Go of Gravity. More people need to be talking about this book! Brandy Colbert never disappoints and is a powerhouse, putting out new books every single year like a boss.

eARCs:

The Opposite of Falling Apart by Micah Good – ♥♥♥.5
Love, Unscripted by Owen Nicholls – ♥♥♥♥
Break in Case of Emergency by Brian Francis – ♥♥♥
Only Mostly Devastated by Sophie Gonzales – ♥♥♥♥

Reviews coming soon!

Audiobooks: 

Three Things I Know True by Betty Culley – ♥♥♥♥♥
The Gentleman’s Guide to Getting Lucky by Mackenzi Lee (novella) – ♥♥♥♥♥
Looking for Alaska by John Green (re-read) – ♥♥♥♥

After watching the mini-series of Looking for Alaska, I wanted to re-read the book to jog my memory. They were selling the Mackenzi Lee’s novella to The Gentleman’s Guide to Vice and Virtue as a hardcover in stores and there was no way that I was going to pay that much. Thankfully there was an audiobook at my library. It was cute and sweet—I enjoyed going back and visiting Monty and Percy on holiday. I try to get novels written in verse on audio  because they are usually read really nicely. Three Things I Know Are True was extremely impactful. I listened to it in an afternoon and I kept thinking about it days later.

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